Meet Cathy

School Board Member, Marketing Consultant, Mom

These are just some of my titles that describe my day to day.

The only title earned by securing the votes of my community – Menomonee Falls School Board Member – is one that I am truly honored to have. Thank you for trusting me to represent our students, staff, and community.

As a passionate supporter of public education, I provide both a parent and business perspective to the school board. Strong public schools play such an important role in keeping Menomonee Falls an attractive place to live and raise a family.

Home

I’m originally from Menasha, and my husband Adam is from Oshkosh. We met in college, found jobs out of state and returned to Wisconsin, landing in Menomonee Falls in 2007. Our children Sonya and Emmett were born in the Falls. They now are elementary students at Ben Franklin and Riverside Elementary Schools.

Education

I attended public school K – 12 in Menasha. I earned college credits through AP and CAPP classes, and lead in student government and varsity basketball. These experiences prepared me for UW – Madison School of Business, where I majored in Marketing and German and earned a Certificate in International Business.

Work

15 years ago my marketing career started at Ford Motor Company and then WESCO Distribution in Pittsburgh, PA. Back in Wisconsin, I worked at Generac Power Systems and later a small business. Today I own my own business, Appeal Marketing. I’m proud to support small businesses and organizations including the Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation.

Cathy and her kids

I am involved because I care. I enjoy bringing people together to help our community and one another. 

Community Involvement

  • Good Shepherd Catholic Church volunteer, annual Corn Roast event chairperson
  • School volunteer: Art Folks, library, numerous events
  • MFHS Academy Advisor: Design, Communications & Media, and Business
  • Youth sports volunteer: Menomonee Falls Little League, Falls Kickers, CE&Rec basketball coach
  • PTO co-president at Ben Franklin 2017 – 2018 school year
  • Menomonee Falls Chamber member, small business owner
  • Leadership Menomonee Falls current participant
  • Collective Impact early literacy committee member

What I Value

Student Opportunities

Our district provides many opportunities for learning. We provide career exploration through the academies and middle school electives. It’s important to protect electives and specials at all levels.

Community Engagement

Strong public schools anchor any great community. I want to grow #FallsPride and increase involvement and engagement of families, professionals, and retirees in our schools and CE & Rec.

Supporting Teachers

We have incredible teachers and staff in the Falls. I want to keep supporting our teachers with the resources and ongoing training that are needed to help our students learn and grow.

School Funding

The district utilizes short and long term strategic planning and budgeting processes through the Finance Committee. I will make decisions that help best prepare Falls students for their future.

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